Early Learning PA

As principal members of Early Learning PA, Trying Together sits on three committees with strategic advocacy goals:

 


 

Pre-K for PA

The Pre-K for PA campaign aims to ensure that every child in Pennsylvania, regardless of socioeconomic background, enters kindergarten ready to succeed. We know that children with access to high quality pre-k are more likely to be successful academically and have improved social skills. Despite these findings, fewer than forty percent of income-eligible three- and four-year olds are able to access publicly funded, high-quality programs.

Advocate together with us and our partners for high-quality pre-k for all young children in Pennsylvania:

 


 

Child Care Works

Access, affordability, and quality of child care remain critical to the social and economic development of families and communities in Pennsylvania and across the nation.

The Child Care Works campaign asks for specific measures to improve access to high-quality child care through strategic policy and investment.

In 2017, The Women and Girls Foundation partnered with Trying Together to advocate for affordability and access to high-quality child care for young children, their families, and the adults who interact with them. With their support,  Trying Together captured the following child care stories to share the challenges local parents and caregivers face. Currently, anyone who uses child care between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. is invited to take an online survey and be entered to win a $50 gift card.

The results of this survey will help to inform a plan for education and advocacy around this topic.

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Childhood Begins At Home

Home visiting programs meet the comprehensive needs of at-risk infants, toddlers, young children, and their families through voluntary, evidence-based home visiting. There are multiple evidence-based home visiting programs operating in Pennsylvania, such as:

  • Early Head Start
  • Parents as Teachers
  • Nurse Family Partnership
  • Healthy Families America
  • Family Check Up

The Statewide campaign, Childhood Begins at Home is a coalition of advocates working to help policymakers and the public understand the value of evidence-based home visiting and effective ways to support parents.

 

Preschool kids play with tricycles and peddle cars